Art and Joy of Wood

Confirmed speakers

Cultural programme

Win a trip to Bangalore!

To celebrate the art and joy of wood, a photograph competition will be held as part of this event. The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers and entries (in digital format) may be submitted in either colour or black-and-white.

Contributions should depict wood’s character and its vital place in people’s lives, conceptually and artistically, focusing on one or more of the following themes:
  • Living with wood: Whether as an artistic object or something more functional, wood surrounds us everywhere and is an integral part of our lives. What is your interpretation of “living with wood”?
  • Working with wood: From large-scale manufacturers to artisans and hobby woodworkers, wood is used by numerous people for a variety of purposes. Show us how you see “working with wood”.
  • Wood as never seen before: Wood’s character is protean. It is versatile and is used in so many different ways. But wood is also unique - no two pieces of wood are identical. Be a designer with your camera and show us “wood as it’s never been seen before”.
Participants in the competition may submit up to three photographs or a photo-story (4-8 photographs plus some text). Prizes will be awarded for the best photograph and best photo-story under each theme and three overall winners will be invited to receive their prizes in person at the Award Ceremony during the conference at the expense of the conference organisers.

Photo competition winners announced - 11 September 2011

The judges have selected the following photographs and photo stories as the best in each category. Winners will be invited to receive their prize certificates in person at the conference. All entries can be viewed here.

Photographs
 
Living with wood

Winner:
Somenath Mukhopadhyay (India)
Caption: This canoe built with driftwood helps this polio affected youth to go to sea everday for fishing and earn his living. The photograph was shot in Ennore beach in Chennai. India, 2010.

 
This canoe built with driftwood helps this polio affected youth to go to sea everday for fishing and earn his living. The photograph was shot in Ennore beach in Chennai. India, 2010
 
Working with wood

Winner:
Somenath Mukhopadhyay (India)
Caption: The artisan who makes low-cost furniture with wood for villagers was shot while he was busy making a dressing table in a roadside forest. It describes man's relationship with his environment, India, 2008.




 
The artisan who makes low-cost furniture with wood for villagers was shot while he was busy making a dressing table in a roadside forest. It describes man's relationship with his environment, India, 2008.

Wood as never seen before

Winner:
Mochan Bhattarai (Nepal)
Caption: When I'm alive I serve directly. Even when I decay I'm aesthetic. Can your eyes see me? Nepal, 2011.
 
When I'm alive I serve directly.. Even when I decay I'm aesthetic.. Can your eyes see me? Nepal, 2011.

Photo stories

Living with wood

Winner:
Joey Anchondo (USA)
Title: Bozo's Tribe


Working with wood

Winner:
Dimpal Pancholi (India)
Title: Woodmill


Wood as never seen before

Winner:
Brian Hooper (Australia)
Title: Tree of knowledge





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